Ross Stores

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May work for some but definitely was uncomfortable and turned me off being a buyer

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Former Employee - Assistant Buyer I in New York, NY
Former Employee - Assistant Buyer I in New York, NY

I worked at Ross Stores full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Less Cattiness then at other fashion companies
 ALOT of work and personal responsibility so you have exposure to enough things
You are given a fair amount of freedom over your buys if you can defend it.

Cons

-The overuse of temps (keeping a year then firing and getting new ones) slows down job functions when ever 6mo you have to retrain new temps, especially when the ones you had were AMAZING!

-Division of buying categories often led to overlap for buyers, making it harder to not get Catty if your sales were going elsewhere
-All lands on your buyer, if they are too busy to train or leave town often you may learn nothing
-Unrealistic Goals
-Additional reporting to higher ups that can impede some of your higher priority work
-Long work hours
-Different categories have different responsibilities, so one assistant can get all they need done with time to spare while another has another 3 hours on their day, but are considered at the same level and looked at as equals in relation to promotions.
-A handful of the management people seem a bit racist and definitely sexist.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Start new buyers with people that have TIME to train. Starting a new buyer that has a HUGE business is overwhelming and they will eventually burn out.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Best Job I've Ever Had

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Ross Stores part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    My boss was flexible in scheduling me and compassionate about personal issues, the work goes by fast because you're always busy, pay is decent.

    Cons

    Some of the workers can be a bit catty if you're really nice; they think you're fake at first

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would behoove you to find out how it is the manager in Downtown San Diego runs his store, and implement his style nationwide.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    If you want to succeed, you will definitely have the opportunity, while working for Ross.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Valdosta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Valdosta, GA

    I have been working at Ross Stores full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They are always updating their programs to promote efficiency, and customer service .Several paid holidays including birthday and anniversary days. They offer incentives thru based on scores.

    Cons

    I do feel like raises could be more frequent than annually, especially for quality associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice for current management, since I'm learning on a daily basis.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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